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Dec 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: abc2 news was the first to tell you about criminal charges filed against joe gill. he has another charge after the sheriff heard from another school group. an additional theft charge has been filed against gill that comes after the sheriff's office heard from another pta group that claims it paid gilmore than $300 for an antibull plying group. gill has been charged with two other theft cases involving queen anne's county schools and was picked up after someone spotted his picture on tv. he was wanted by not only queen anne's' authority but the task force. groups from around the baltimore area made similar claims against joseph gill. so far, queen anne's is the only one to file criminal charges. joce sterman, abc2 news. >>> a warn has been issued for a suspect but the police are waiting to release his name until he gets out of the hospital. he was the suspect in an armed robbery on wednesday. someone spotted the car and police followed him. when police finally got the man out of the car, he reached for a gun and two officers shot him. he is in shock trauma. >>> a man walking to his
Dec 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
path. experts say the strike could be fast and furious and abc meteorologist ginger zee is tracking the storm tonight. >> reporter: the blast of winter is making a slow march across the country. in the nation's southwest, swirling snow shut down the interstates. schools were closed. outside phoenix, snow dusted mountaintops. in missouri, icy roadways turned the morning rush into a treacherous trek. >> you just don't see this very often. it's a legitimate snowstorm. >> reporter: in new mexico, a blast of record-breaking chill was a stunner. albuquerque dropped into the single digits, almost 30 degrees below average. >> definitely below freezing, i know that. >> i need another sweater or another jacket. >> reporter: the wintry mess now heading east. by thursday morning, that could mean snow, especially at higher elevations. and a rain or rain-snow mix from the mid-atlantic all the way through new england. tonight, winter storm watches already in place. so, again, major cities will be impacted, george. we're looking for new york to boston, philadelphia included in this but i've got gre
Dec 24, 2011 12:01am PST
is completely within the control of the state process that is established and that the abc has complete control over that period the commission can impose commissions related to land use issues such as hours of operation. but the application for the liquor licence is separate and the city entities that represent the city and give recommendations to the abc as to conditions on any liquor license or whether a liquor licence should be granted, so the commission could recommend to the board of supervisors that it recommend to the abc not to grant a liquor license in this particular situation. that is my understanding. >> if i could follow that up for a second. does that mean that when this commission has approved a story going in that has stated it is not going to have a liquor license, it could, six months later, without anything to do with the city, apply for one and obtain one? >> i think it is the zoning -- i am not sure about that. if the commission would like to take a recess, i can find out the answer to that question to. president olague: >> i do not see her back but maybe you can go for wi
Dec 26, 2011 6:00pm EST
. in elkton brian kuebler abc2 news. >>> now the wesley's did say the winner called the lounge to confirm the numbers but didn't leave the name. he or she has yet to come forward. the wesley's say they will split the money made off this ticket between the family and the employees. >>> we have another feel good christmas story right in our own backyard. a baltimore family welcomed their daughter into the world yesterday. teal barton gave birth to baby ray around 5:20 in the morning at g b mc she wasn't due until january 24th but decided it's too long. teal and her husband were getting some sleep before the holiday got started but wide awake right in the middle of the night. >> 1:00 in the morning i said oh, my goodness neigh mai water just broke. my husband is like are you playing? >> no i'm not playing my water broke. >> baby ray was presented with a christmas stocking knitted by the hospital volunteers. ray is the bartons second child both mom and baby are doing great. >>> now the presents jamie birthday and christmas. oakland winchester 36 york 37. colder to the west but that colde
Dec 13, 2011 11:00pm EST
? where should the lines be? you can leave your thoughts on >>> bad situation at chesapeake high school. it started in the cafeteria and ended up with two students slugging out each other in the hallway. 16 students and the 2 fighters got caught up in this. some went to the hospital for minor treatment. >> it was crazy. people were running around all over the place and yelling. it was awful. the teachers were just standing there. telling us to go to class. >> well of course parents were upset with pepper spray being used. the county felt this was the best way for the officer to control the situation that could have turned a lot worse. >>> last night at this time, they had it all. tonight they don't have much left. you felt it and saw the glow, the walsh family lived in this two story home and they went down the run running an end, but their dogs and the presents were not. >> i started hearing popping sounds. and then the fire moved very very quickly from the garage to the dining room and family room section of the house. and just went from there. the homeowner
Dec 14, 2011 5:30pm EST
to make use of all the resources. for a list of hotlines and services, go to our website at >>> abc2 news is working for you. we have the 20 questions police ask when dealing with domestic issues. that's at >>> all right. weather wise, it has been a day of increased clouds but dry conditions. we are tracking a little bit, very light shower activity mainly north as you go up into north central pennsylvania, a few showers there. temperatures comfortable. it's a much milder evening than the last two at this time. winds light from the south and east helping to keep the conditions mild. the rest of this evening we were fall through the 40s over pan overcast sky. the better chances for rain coming tomorrow. we'll look to the weekend coming up. >>> if you're walking in the door, we have our toy drive going on. harford county sheriff's deputies are stepping up on crashes. harford county is ranked fifth for traffic fatalities this year. maryland state troopers handled 19 deadly crashes. the sheriff's office responded to three more. >>> police in anne arundel county
Dec 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
-runner newt gingrich on a new plan to help poor children that's already drawing fire. >>> striking back. abc news has learned that all eight alleged victims who say jerry sandusky sexually abused them are ready to testify outraged by the penn state football coach's bombshell interview with "the new york times." >>> bottoms up, why the simple act of sitting can super sooiz your backside. >>> and "made in america." meet some of the people back to work because of you. your dollars helps them. >> all: thank you, america. >>> good evening. you all know the motto. neither range, nor sleet or snow will stop the mail but today even a threat that the most determined letter carrier cannot overcome, bankruptcy. that's right, it's forcing the post office to make massive layoffs. 35,000 and that's by march 2012. services will be restricted in ways sure to be felt by all of us, especially when you consider this, each day americans send 563 million letters and packages. that's almost two pieces of mail every day for every one of us. so tonight we tackle the questions, can the post office be saved? should i
Dec 16, 2011 5:00pm EST
, rebecca cooper, abc7 news. >> you can stay up-to-date on the penn state scandal with continuous coverage on, instant update on twitter come and let us know what you think on our facebook page. >>> the mild weather is gone and it is time to break out of the heavier coats. we could also see a rain shower or two. bob ryan as a first look at the forecast. >>> but at the current temperatures in the washington area. this is really bringing in the colder air. also, with the moisture to our south, it has been an area of rain moving to the south. with enough cold there, there is some sleet moving in. around st. mary's county, you can see that area of red, even though temperatures are in the tory party also some sleet mixing in. the ground is warm sun nothing to worry about. remainder of the evening and tonight, there may be in lonesome is not like at the very end. fear not. the sunshine will be back this weekend. the details coming up. >>> developing story on the campus of george washington university after the sudden death of a student. the student ccontracted a form of meningitis. sam
Dec 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
in the town home community of pinecove road in odenton. that's where abc2 news joce sterman joins us. >> reporter: it all happened in this corner town house on pinecove avenue. as you mentioned, a baltimore city office are was shot by a baltimore county officer which raises the question, what were they doing in anne arundel county. this happened at 2:11 according to police. cops from different agencies were gathered at the town house to serve a narcotics warrant. they arrested the suspect. when the cops moved inside a baltimore county officer shot a baltimore city officer in the arm. that officer had been on the city force 16 years. baltimore police are not identifying him. they said he was on the dea task force. he was taken to shock trauma after the shooting. the scene, they say, was bizarre, what happened after this police shooting. >> everybody rushed over to him and then they wanted to check on him. he was screaming because he was in pain. they went inside. at that point everybody was standing around. >> reporter: list in anne arundel county said they are not sure how many shots
Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
at the harrisburg expressway. traffic is stopped. you're going to want to use york road or falls road. check out and live traffic conditions anytime you want. log on to it has a list of traffic problems, delays and gas prices to help you plan your holiday trip. >>> well, more than 100,000 families on hold for energy assistance appear to be victims of the budget impasse. ben, of canton, is one of those who expects to have his fuel ole replenished but he has runout. half of the money that historically as gone to heat low income homes will disappear. >> congress should get the money here. they shouldn't hold it up because they have an argument. that's not right. what if we get nine inches of snow tomorrow? what happens. >> this is the time of the year they don't buy their prescriptions, pay for their heat instead or families go without food. >> the state provided assistance to 125,000 families last year out of 300,000 who south -- sought help. >> air temperatures are running cold. we've got 20s to the norkts -- north. 39 in easton. the lows are brutal, teens and low 2
Dec 14, 2011 6:00pm EST
by the end of the year. the entire park project is completed in a couple of years. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> police are looking for the man in this sketch after receiving a report that he sexually assaulted a woman in glen burnie. the woman told police she met this man at a bar on queen highway. as they were walking on hospital drive that's when she says he attacked her. she went to the medical center where officers interviewed him. they could not find the man. he is described as tattoo on his neck. if you recognize him call recount recount police right now. >>> u.s. marshals have arrest add man after linking him to a 2006 rape in our state. kendall thomas lynn is expected to be extradited back to baltimore. they believe he raped and assaulted a woman in 2012. he was charged in connection with the 2000 attack last month. >>> maryland police are trying to figure out how a person was hit and killed on 270 in german town. it happened at the exit for the german town road. the identity of the person who was killed has not been released yet. >>> on the heels of the verdict in the high pr
Dec 1, 2011 11:35pm PST
because i believe it's what we live for. >> tonight, beyonce talks exclusively with abc's katie couric about her next chapter. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 1st, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. we're going to begin tonight with an abc news exclusive. it's the first interview with an american businessman, immediately after his release from four months in jail on the caribbean island of aruba, wra he but suspected of, though never charged with, the murder of his traveling companion. she was robyn gardner. a 35-year-old maryland woman, not presumed yesterday. he is gary giordano, answering some questions and raising others. abc's matt gutman has been covering the story from the start and here he is now. >> reporter: after 116 days in an aruba prison, gary giordano, arrested for the suspected murder of robyn gardner, back on u.s. soil. did you ever think this would come, all those nights in prison? >> no. no. i'd accepted the fact that they were going to -- keep m
Dec 29, 2011 2:31pm PST
of a difference between the actual law and the practice of the abc. that is where we are having a little disagreement. basically, where all is conditionally permitted by the city, in districts where it is conditionally permitted, the abc has practiced strong indifference to the conditions opposed as a condition of approval. that has been the practice. in this case, the of all use, as i understand it, is principally permitted. it is not clear whether, if you put a condition on just the alcohol in this particular case, not what the conditional use is required for, whether the abc would continue that practice of deference. what we would recommend in this instance, and we can research it further, perhaps staff can talk with abc or the city attorney can look more into this, would be a motion of intent on this issue and we can come back to the condition with a more definite answer. within our experience, it is an issue where the ball all -- where the alcohol is presently permitted and the issue has not come off. what commissioner miguel was referring to was where they were not conditionally pe
Dec 8, 2011 6:30am EST
at later this morning. let's sit back and listen to traffic with angela. >>> we have got high standing water and gusty wind out there. in addition to debris we are getting reports of fallen trees at argone and loch raven boulevard so expect heavy traffic in the area. otherwise as far as volume is concerned it's ticking -- picking up on major roads. 795 heading towards the beltway a live look at 95 southbound at route 32. and also on the west side now starting to see the delays on the outer loop the outer loop lanes on the left side of the screen. that delay extends to baltimore national picas you pass -- national picas you -- pike, as you pass liberty road. 5 minutes from shawan to the beltway. >>> it's been called the ravens scammer after promising to deliver players to local schools. the problem is the ravens never showed and the schools were duped of thousands of dollars. corinne redman is standing by with details on the story we brought you last week could be closer to a resolution. >> reporter: could be. it could be. he's been under arrest so police were able to tra
Dec 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
of former penn state coach jerry sandusky? the coach, this time, taken away in handcuffs. >>> then, an abc news exclusive. barbara walters inside syria, with the only one-on-one with syria's embattled president. >> why is this such a brutal crackdown? >> does he fear civil war? does he sense the circle closing around him? barbara is right here with us tonight. >>> family values. why mitt romney is hoping voters will focus on this image tonight, as the gloves come off, taking aim at the new front-runner. ♪ have you driven a ford >>> that famous question, and our question tonight for the ceo of ford, who turned that c carmaker around. what is the key to bringing america back? >>> kicked off. after alec baldwin booted after that battle, who was right? the famous actor or the flight attendant? >>> and pearl harbor. the image we learned today we will never see again. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and we begin here with two major stories this evening. barbara walters and her exclusive one-on-one with syria's embattled president. face-to-face as she asks, why the deadly crac
Dec 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
and a memorial for victims of gun violence there. abc 7 joins us now from 64th and international boulevard. >> international boulevard is busy with activities. this particular stretch of international has been deadly throughout this year. this is one of the reasons why organizers turned this into a focus of action by community organizers. they started with a memorial and rally. this is where carlito nava was killed. what has been most difficult has been the deaths of young children caught in the cross fire of what police say is gang shootouts. among those at the memorial was police chief howard jordan, one of the key guests organized planned after the march, taking place at green leaf elementary school, supposed to be starting now. organizers say they want to press the police chief and mayor on leadership to crack down on the gun violence. the police chief says he's focused on an investigation into the now-fatal shooting of the 23-year-old hiram lawrence. >> folks in west oakland know who they are and know who did it. they know what gang they belong to. we're asking for them to come forwar
Dec 19, 2011 5:30pm PST
these questions, and we begin with abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour who's reported from inside north korea twice before. >> reporter: it was high drama in north korea as this anchor sobbed the news of the dear leader kim jong-il's death. saying, "our dear general left us so suddenly, so sadly." and on the streets, the citizens duly did what was expected of them, wailing and weeping, a great display of public patriotism. one woman declaring, "he loved us so much. he asked us to work hard to feed the nation." a nation, in fact, steered into famine by the dear leader's policies which killed almost 2 million people, 20% of the country's population, and which is the last of the truly totalitarian states. journalists are rarely granted visas and then only to report what the country wants known. we are always accompanied by an official government minder. even kim jong-il's exact age is unknown. he was either 69 or 70. he and his father held the country in an iron grip for over 60 years. but the people power sweeping away dictators in other parts of the world is unlikely to be felt her
Dec 8, 2011 2:05am PST
in place tonight without their tents though. abc7's leslie brinkley is live with the latest for us. leslie? >> that's right. things have calmed down, but the standoff between occupy aztecs and the san francisco police continues right now. at 6:00, several hundred occupy protesters marched from the federal reserve building on market street to justin herman plaza. they ripped down the yellow e and went through the police line. police initially were treated and on the loud speakers warned this is an illegal assembly saying the cause was closed. and then they moved in elbow to elbow in full riot gear and encircled them in the plaza. a second ring of officers kept the others from entering it. by 7:00, one tent had been pitched. >> we are shocked there were so many police officers here. >> we pushed back and stood our ground and then the cops left. it was kind of like a game scenario. >> protesters were detained, but not arrested. andrson was id teaken into a waiting ambulance -- taken into a waiting ambulance. this re-taking of the plaza came in 16 hours after they went in to remove the occupy
Dec 9, 2011 11:00am PST
thompson, abc7 news. >> it sure is. >>> san leandro police believe they've identified an 18-year-old man as the getaway driver in a shooting at wal-mart on black friday. investigators say he may still have the gun that was fired in the shooting. two other suspects, remain in custody in connection with the shooting on november 25th. watson surrendered yesterday after officers cornered him in an oakland home. witnesses say the three men tried to steal a gold chain from another man in the wal-mart parking lot during the robbery watson opened fire, striking one man in the neck. >>> deputies are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl that they say may have been kidnapped. she disappeared yesterday afternoon she left a voice mail on a family member's cell phone saying she was being held hostage by several male suspects. she 5'7, 130 pounds, black hair and brown eyes last seen driving a navy '99 oldsmobile minivan plate 4 ebso 66. if you have seen that you are asked to call the solano county sheriff's department. >>> a yemeni national who pounded on a cockpit door will not immediately stand t
Dec 21, 2011 11:35pm PST
the local mall, all for 15 minutes of youtube fame. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 21st , 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. it's a move many perfect this time of year. the old credit card swipe. turning over a mountain of financial details with a flick of a wrist. and to keep you swiping, and their bottom line growing, credit card companies have to maintain your trust. trust that they are smarter than any hacker, fisher or sketchy clerk. and to that end, visa gave us an unprecedented glimpse into their fortress of security. and a few tips to stay one step away of the crooks. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: tis the season for credit card fraud. for all kinds of people, to find all kinds of ways to steal your credit and spend it. last year, about 8 million americans were victims. almost half of those due to stolen credit information. and it doesn't end there. you might not realize it, but one of the cards most vulnerable to credit threat are those gift cards e
Dec 28, 2011 6:00pm EST
're live in northwest baltimore brian kuebler abc2 news. >>> if you're looking for more information about phylicia barns or any other stories that made headlines head to our best of 2011 page. you can find it in our featured stories section on the home page of we've got everything covered from the most powerful pictures of the year to the local stories that you've been talking about all year long. baltimore police need your help right now. they are trying to identify he a man they want to talk to to question in connection with a triple shooting. let's show you the spree here. police say before 1:00 in the morning back on december 9th, officers found a man who had been shot several times in the 1800 block of maryland avenue. he was taken to a nearby hospital and shortly after two other men with gunshot wounds walked into another hospital. miss believe the three are connected. they are looking for the man in this surveillance video. take a look now. if you recognize this man, police ask you to call homicide detectives right now at (410)396-2100. baltimore county police officer
Dec 7, 2011 6:00am EST
, abc2 news. >>> we want to know what you think about. this head to the facebook fan page this morning the official wmar facebook fan page. changes for plan b the hot topic this morning, your thoughts good, bad, and if so, why? >>> federal health regulators are thinking about adding new warning labels to birth control pills like yaz. large studies suggested the rate of blood clots with the newer contraceptives are slightly higher. fda says the sieved not conclusive but tomorrow will ask outside experts to determine whether some women should not be taking the drugs altogether. >>> new research to toll you -- to tell you about concerning breast cancer treatment. women who had partial radiation were twice as likely to need the entire breast removed because the cancer returned. the shorter term uses radioactive pellets placed in the breast briefly instead of radiation being done from a machine. >>> coming up tonight on abc2 news at 5, things women can do to reduce the risk of developingbret cancer. abc2 news at 5. and if you miss the show it will be online at abc2 >>> today -- a
Dec 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
kuebler, abc2 news. >>> thru's with a push in queen -- there was a push in queens ann to build a intersection at be 01-304 interchange. ems crews responded to crashes at intersections 56 times. funding is only available for the initial planning process. parents and students have gathered more than 5500 signatures demanding a change. >> maybe an engineer's opinion, but if you drive the turn, you find it's not safe. >> in the last six years, there have been 5 deadly accidents at the intersection, neighbors plan to meet with state comptroller, peter next week to discuss funding for the project. >>> in a little over 2 weeks, new tougher teen driving rules go in to effect in pennsylvania, coming days after a crash that took the lives of five high school students and some wondering did the state wait too long. state rep catherine watson is hearing a lot of what ifs. a teen driver can have one passenger under 18 who isn't a family member. the law is aimed at reducing the number of distractions for a young driver by limiting the number of passengers there. >>> less than five years afte
Dec 4, 2011 5:30pm PST
the abc news republican debate. tonight, the shifting sands in the republican race, the new numbers telling a brand new story. >>> the coach being coached. the man at the center of the penn state scandal asked again about being attracted to children. and tonight, the moment his attorney steps in to help him. >>> bringing america back. finally, the companies resuming those 401(k)s, some offering more. and tonight here, how you can get the most money you can. >>> and priceless. but not for long. elizabeth taylor's glittering jewels drawing giant lines all weekend. tonight, no wait here. we'll take you straight to the front of the line. >>> and good evening. we begin this sunday night with a developing story and some very urgent questions about a sensitive and sophisticated piece of american military might. a u.s. drone that could very well be in the hands of the iranians tonight. it's a drama unfolding right now and what's not known is just what kind of intelligence, how much of it was carried by that drone. abc's martha raddatz has been working her contacts all day and she leads us o
Dec 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
and it is believed he then turned the gun on himself. abc's jim sciutto is at virginia tech tonight. jim? >> reporter: well, david, that alert has been lifted now. students and faculty told to resume normal activities. the shooter is dead, believed to have taken his own life, but still, no idea from authorities as to what his motive was, in an attack that's brought back so many painful memories here. for four harrowing hours today at virginia tech, site of the worst mass shooting in american history, terror and disbelief it was all happening again. just after noon, shots rang out as a campus policeman was conducting a routine traffic stop. >> during that stop, the officer was shot and killed. and there are witnesses to that incident. witnesses reported to police that the shooter fled on foot. >> reporter: virginia tech freshman juliette fielding saw it happen. standing just yards away from the stricken police officer's car. >> the police pulled up and opened his car door. when they opened it, he just fell out towards the ground -- sorry -- and i could see his face and he was covered in blood. i don't
Dec 23, 2011 5:30pm PST
gift to the fragile recovery? abc's jim avila is out among the shoppers tonight and a good evening to you, jim. >> reporter: good evening, josh. it's the time of the season for discounts, and this year, it looks like retailers are not waiting until after christmas to start slashing their prices. in the annual game of chicken between stores and their customers, tonight, the stores have blinked. it's an all-out assault on your wallet. big stores like macy's, staying open all night, bombarding consumers with blaring eye-candied sale signage. >> i actually think the sales this year were better. >> i got myself a sweater because there's a good deal. >> reporter: the biggest bargains, warm clothes. >> they want to end the season with not a lot of sweaters, not a lot of jackets, not a lot of boots. >> reporter: and not a lot of gifts. toys "r" us, restoration hardware, among the dozens of popular stores holding big sales, from 25% to 50% off before christmas. online, offering 10% off and amazon cutting toy prices by 75%. internet retailers averaging more than an e-mail every we
Dec 8, 2011 11:00am PST
if they don't go along with that, it could be an arrest. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the santa cruz occupy encampment is no more. 90 officers moved into san lorenzo park before 8:00 this morning and removed the 10 remanning campers. they is video of the -- 100 had been take in the park for the last two months. monday the city issued' evacuation order telling campers to get out by 5:00 yesterday afternoon. protesters plan a march and rally at noon today. >>> heater believe to be the cause of a fire that broke out this morning west of maxwell park. investigators say the space heater in the basement was left running because of the cold. there are no reports of injuries. >>> 20 suspected gang members are under arrest after more than 150 officers swept through gilroy in an early morning raid. the raids are the result of the covert investigation. police say the suspects are responsible for a variety of crimes including shooting into an occupied home, narcotics trafficking, criminal conspiracy and using juveniles to commit crimes. >>> homeowners in san francisco are getting a chance to an night f
Dec 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
can stay up-to-date with abc 7 at on line. we will have latest closing and delays traffic information. right now you rightbob ryan's updated winter forecast. >>> out to the latest on a mystery and aruba. gary giodona spoke for the first time after the presumed death of his traveling partner. he said he has nothing to do with her disappearance. he says robyn gardner was pushed out to sea when they were snorkeling. he said the insurance policy was not an indicator of his guilt. he always purchases insurance before he travels. >> a nightclub but -- a nightclub located has been shut down until further notice. it closed after an outbreak of violence left one man dead and five others injured. the restaurant will have to submit an appeal in order to reopen. that is expected to take months. plenty of local communities were damaged by several days of heavy rain. upper marlboro was hit especially hard. one-man battle with his mortgage company for months trying to recover. seven on your side stepped in with success. >> it has been a rough time. first his life was severely damaged by
Dec 5, 2011 5:30pm EST
pounds of pot and more than $900 in cash. live in odenton, joce sterman, abc2 news. >> thousands of old meters are being replaced which will take the guesswork out of the billing process. abc2's don harrison has the details. >> reporter: today began the installation of 12,000 now water meters. they were put inside of homes. they were designed to make reading meters accurate. 40 years ago they worked fine. 40 years later, not so bad. >> they bypassed that old automatic interior meter. >> reporter: the new meters will be retrofitted with a radio transmitter, so a person no longer has to come out to read them. it will make things easier if the meters are covered up by snow or an object. >> it saves a lot of headaches. >> reporter: he has owned his house for 25 years and rents it down. his tenants would complain. now the guesswork will be removed. >> it's really a good thing. it's moving up with the times, with the computerized system. >> it's going to be an exact bill. then they cannot complain. >> reporter: that's one meter down. in the next three to five years the rest in baltimore city
Dec 13, 2011 5:00pm EST
. reporting for abc2 news. >>> baltimore's chesapeake high school had to be closed down. >> reporter: more than a dozen teens were taken to hospitals after pepper spray was sprayed in the halls at chess peek high school. it starts with a fight between two boys. police say he had to use pepper spray to control the situation. it happened between classes and right at lunchtime. according to the police spokesperson they're not sure how many students were inside at the time of the exact incident. >> in the hallway near the front office, i'm not sure exactly how many students were there at the time. i'm sure there were a good many. that's how we ended up with 16 patients being transported but the fight itself involved two boys. she called me at work and said there's police. you could hear it all in the background. [ no audio ] >>> and it's the heard the break every parent feels when you buy them a pricey video game and they tell you it's boring. abc2 news is working for you putting on the hottest titles to the test to make sure your holiday cash isn't wasted. >> since they've never played them,
Dec 16, 2011 5:00pm EST
shultz and athletic director tim curley. reporting for abc2 news. >> stay with for the latest development in the jerry sandusky child sexual abuse case. >>> the fbi is opening a case. they're handing out sketches around the washington, d.c. area. they show a man known as the potomac river rapist. he is suspected in the rape. investigators are offering a $25,000 reward. >>> the director of the fbi has given an okay to move forward with the definition of rape. robert mueller said the updates will take effect in the spring. critics have said the way it is defined now is too fair proa. earlier this month and fbi advisory rip panel voted to change the language. >>> the idaho man accused of firing shots at the white house is mentally competent top stand trial. 21-year-old oscar ortega hernandez is charged with the assassination attempt of president obama. the first family was not home at the time. hernandez was captured day the later in pennsylvania. >>> a bomb shell in the amanda knox ordeal. a judge comes out saying prosecutors in the orange case never had solid
Dec 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
't over. >>> man of the hour? newt gingrich, in a feisty one-on-one with abc's jake tapper. the newest front-runner makes a bold prediction tonight. >> i'm going to be the nominee. >>> abc news exclusive. and our year-long investigation. we track down the doctors prescribing multiple mind-altering drugs to foster care children. >>> and coke falls flat? a new can, an uproar and we'll show you how the can can trick you on the taste. >>> good evening. we begin tonight on the west coast, all that chaos caused by something that sounds so benign. the warm santa ana winds. suddenly, like mr. hyde, tearing through towns with the ferocity of a hurricane. the worst wind storm in ten years, six states pummeled so far and the storm has three more in its sights. abc's david wright in pasadena with the latest right now. >> the winds are really bad right now. excuse me. >> reporter: early this morning, winds so fierce, local reporters and residents struggled to stand their ground. at l.a.x., cameras were rolling when the lights went out in all nine terminals. high winds blew out transformers, sending
Dec 10, 2011 5:30pm PST
here on abc. the republican candidates going all out. to take on the surging newt gingrich. who takes aim? how will gingrich respond? why the stakes are so high tonight. a pivotal moment in the race for president. >>> fighting back. mitt romney, scrambling to regain his position as the front-runner. and the bold assertions. who would be easier for the president to beat? do you believe newt gingrich would be easier for the president to beat in an election? >>> also, tonight, the hollywood shootout. [ gunfire ] a gunman firing point blank on passing cars. and it's all caught on tape. >>> bringing america back. the crusader made famous by julia roberts. but tonight, cynthia mcfadden with the real-life ending the movie didn't show. >>> and standup comedy. candidates or comedians. those debate moments you couldn't script if you tried. rewind the tape. >> oops. >> as we ask what will happen tonight? >>> and good evening, tonight, from iowa. as we come on the air tonight, we're getting ready for the big republican debate this evening right here on abc. you can see right over my shoulder here
Dec 13, 2011 5:30pm PST
. after an abc news investigation, a billion dollars wasted with the government making coins no one wants. tonight, the mint agrees to stop the presses. >>> the real running mates. the republican front-runners deploying wives as secret weapons. how these two women could change the race. >>> and mr. mom. a stunning change in american families. have you noticed something very different on television and in your neighbor's living room? >>> good evening. today, the nation's top safety official said enough is enough. all those lectures about putting down the cell phones and blackberries when behind the wheel are not working. that distracted drivers are still causing 600,000 crashes and 3,000 deaths every year. so, today, the national transportation safety board said they want urgent action to ban cell phones for drivers, period, and failure to comply should mean that drivers pay a very tough price. abc's lisa stark on what happened today. lisa, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, this is an unprecedented move by the highly respected ntsb. what they're calling for goes far bey
Dec 22, 2011 5:30pm PST
that this recovery is sticking. abc's jim avila starts us off. and, jim, the big question now, will this reassurance from washington give a boost to the economy? >> reporter: well, george, it does mean more money in americans' pockets and it should help things along. in fact, economists say if they hadn't done this, washington could have put the brakes on the rush of momentum the country is finally feeling. it's the busiest shipping day of the year, and now those 160 million working americans who dodged a january 1st tax increase will have from $35 to $100 a week to pay for all those gifts. >> just have the one for you today. >> reporter: giving the american economy a jump-start to a 2012 turnaround. vinny, a ups driver for 25 years, is crisscrossing northern new jersey today, as his company delivers 300 packages every second. >> 35% to 40% more volume in stops and some of the residential areas. >> reporter: a positive sign that holiday business is better this year. >> we have a lot more orders going out. people seem to be buying more. >> reporter: the busy shopping season, breaking a three-year tre
Dec 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
of intelligence, how much of it was carried by that drone. abc's martha raddatz has been working her contacts all day and leads us off right here tonight. >> reporter: the chilling claim came today on iranian state television, which quoted sources saying iran had shot down an unmanned spy plane in the eastern part of the country which borders afghanistan. but what was most disturbing, the iranians said it was an ar-710. one of those super secret drones, though it has appeared on the internet, that can operate without detection. the iranians have lied about such things in the past. but alarms went off just a few hours later, when the u.s. said in a statement that they had lost control of a u.s. unarmed reconnaissance aircraft over western afghanistan. the u.s. will not say what type of drone crashed but it was not shot down, though a u.s. senior military official told abc news that "we are assuming iran has something." there are provisions built into drones to protect sensitive technology. if contact is lost, that information can be remotely erased. but if this is indeed a stealth drone, pieces of
Dec 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
as he cried for help. abc's jim avila is on the case again tonight. >> reporter: jerry sandusky, back in cuffs, wearing a penn state track suit, taken from his home in the middle of the afternoon, and today, charged with abusing two more children. his attorney predicted new charges and custody on "world news." >> bail is going to be set and he's going to wind up in jail. >> his attorney walked straight into that courtroom and told his client, "i told you this would happen." and sandusky just smiled. >> reporter: the smile wiped from his face as prosecutors demanded a million dollar bail and revealed the stories of victims nine and ten. horrific accounts of a basement of horrors at the deformer defensive coach's ranch style house in state college, pennsylvania. a place victim number nine said sandusky told him specifically to stay unless otherwise directed. he ate meals in the basement. and new details about his wife, and where she was when this was allegedly happening just down the stairs. victim number nine was 10 to 12 years old during the alleged attacks and told the grand jury he
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